Vince Welch has written for Oregon Coast, Wend, Rivers, Boatman's Quarterly Review, Utne Reader, and The Hibernacle News. At present he is a senior correspondent and blogger (Rivermouth) for Mountain Gazette.

A former professional river guide, and co-author of The Doing of the Thing: The Brief, Brilliant Career of Buzz Holmstrom, Welch continues to run rivers throughout the West with his family and other ancient mariners. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his family and a bunch of chickens.


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family riverVince, Helen, & Gwen Welch On The Main Salmon River, July 2011; Photo by Greg Woodall

Vince Welch


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